Baseball Drops Midweek Game at NC State

RALEIGH — Facing surging NC State for the first time in six years, App State returned from a weeklong break and played five tight innings before the Wolfpack pulled away in a 13-2 win Tuesday night.
The Mountaineers (11-13) trailed 3-1 after Hayden Cross scored on Alex Leshock’s one-out RBI triple in the fifth inning, but Leshock was stranded at third, and NC State (11-11) hit a solo homer in the bottom half of the frame before adding nine runs off three pitchers in the sixth inning for a 13-1 advantage. The Wolfpack is 7-2 in its last nine games, a stretch that includes a three-game sweep of North Carolina.
Cross went…